One year had passed since Ziva's near-death experience. Rule twelve was forgotten, probably because everyone in the team had broken it.

Jenny and Gibbs had gotten married four months after they announced Jenny's pregnancy. The wedding was small, with only the Team and Natalie there. Five months after that Jenny gave birth to twins. Jackson (Jack) and Caitlin (Katie) Gibbs.

Tony proposed to Ziva a week after the wedding. She fully recovered from her injury and exactly two weeks after being released McGee and Abby babysat Natalie and Tony and Ziva did some… 'Strenuous activities'. They occasionally had fights but nothing too bad. They are expecting the birth of their daughter in a matter of days.

Abby and McGee are expecting the birth of their first son 3 months.


Ziva stood at Roy's grave with flowers in her hand.

"Thank you for convincing me to come back" She said "I still miss you"

She put the flowers down onto the grave and walked to the car park where Tony was leaning against his car.

"You ok?" He asked.

"Yeah, I am" Ziva slightly smiled.

"We'd better head back to work"

Ziva nodded and they got back into the car.


"DiNozzo! David! Where have you been?" Gibbs asked, well more yelled, as Ziva and Tony walked back into the bullpen. Abby was sitting with McGee on his chair. Ziva had been put on Desk work when they told everyone she was pregnant. She refused to take leave until after the baby was born, and she was only taking a month off.

"Sorry Boss, Ziva needed to visit someone." Tony explained.

Gibbs looked at Ziva and nodded.

Ziva went and sat and her desk and looked down to the water puddling at her feet. She had a contraction. "Ahh!" She whimpered.

"What's wrong, Ziva?" Abby asked.

"The Baby's coming" She said through her gritted teeth.

Everyone jumped up and Tony went to Ziva's side, Gibbs called Jenny and she was in the bullpen with Jack and Katie in a matter of minutes, as was Ducky.

"Ok. Hospital. Now!" Ziva yelled as she had a contraction.


They had been at the hospital for hours when finally Ziva gave birth. When she was pushing she promised Tony she would shoot him if he touched her again. But he knew she didn't mean it…well he hoped. On the way to the hospital Abby and McGee had picked up Natalie from her school. They all walked into the Hospital room were Ziva held her baby with Tony sitting next to her.

"Everyone, I would like to introduce you to Tali Caria DiNozzo" She smiled at the tiny bundle in her arms. Everyone cooed over Tali while Tony just sat and stared at her in awe.

"She looks like you Tony" Jenny said.

"Yeah" he smiled and gave Ziva a quick kiss. She handed the baby over to him. Soon Tali was asleep in Tony's arms everyone was talking to Ziva or just watching Tony and Tali. Natalie was sitting on the bed with Ziva talking about random things.

"Ok guys, I think Mummy and Baby need to sleep." Tony said. "Hey Abbs, can you and McGee take Natalie for the night?" He asked.

"Sure" Abby smiled, she new Tony wanted some time alone with Ziva.

Soon after everyone was out of the room, Tali was sleeping in the basket and Tony and Ziva were cuddled up on the hospital bed.

"You did good" Tony said into her hair. She nodded.

"I love you Tony" She said

"I love you too Ziva"

They stayed in a comfortable silence for a few minutes when Tony finally asked.

"You weren't serious about the touch you and shoot me thing were you Ziva?"

Ziva said nothing and smirked.

"…Ziva?"


You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true…In this case, it did.


Thanks for reading.

Now that you have read the re-done version, go onto my profile and the sequal is on there. 'Didn't We Almost Have It All'

xoxElle